Urban donates royalties to Navy SEAL fund
Monday, April 9, 2012
– Keith Urban announced today that all artist and publishing royalties from For You,
a song written for the movie "Act of Valor," will be donated to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
The foundation supports SEAL families and their parent commands by easing financial burdens, establishing support networks, and funding command sponsored activities.
Urban debuted the song from the movie's soundtrack last week at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. For You, co-written with Monty Powell and played during the closing credits of the film, will be released today. It will be the follow up to You Gonna Fly, Urban's third consecutive number one (Without You and Long Hot Summer) from his latest CD "Get Closer."
"I felt so privileged and honored to have been given the opportunity to be a part of 'Act Of Valor' and to shine a different kind of light on the work that the SEALS do," said Urban.
Urban said previously, "I loved the challenge of writing for a film. I've never done that before. After seeing 'Act of Valor,' my co-writer and I wanted to capture the essence of not only what these men and women do so extraordinarily, but how that relates to all of us. 'Valor' shows us what they are willing to give their all for, which made me wonder, 'what am I willing to give my life for?' For You is intended to allow the listener to define who that is for them."
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